How to make a romantic pendant light with coffee filters

That’s right — coffee filters! Turn this everyday household item into a stunning decorative piece.

coffee filter pendant light DIY

Photo courtesy of Nichole Loiacono Design,

This handmade project seems intimidating — especially to those who aren’t naturally crafty — but in reality, it’s super easy and inexpensive to make. Inspired by interior designer Nichole Loiacono, this DIY lantern requires just a few materials, four simple steps and the result is a beautiful, one-of-a-kind light fixture that is sure to make any house guest go  “ooohh” and “ahhh”!

What you need:

Paper lantern

Coffee Filters

Glue gun

Light cord

How to do it:

1. First, scrunch up the coffee filter so that the bottom forms a pointed shape.

2. Place a small amount of hot glue on the bottom point of the coffee filter, and place on the lantern, holding it in place for a few seconds.

3. Continue the same process, covering the entire surface of the lantern.

4. Once covered, screw a lightbulb to the cord and insert into the top opening of the lantern.  Secure the cord within the wire holder at the top of the lantern, so that it hangs nicely in the centre.


3 comments on “How to make a romantic pendant light with coffee filters

  1. ALERT!!!! If you put the light on, after a while it heats up and the glue lets go and the coffee filter pieces begin to fall right off of the globe. I post this from experience! Really looks pretty, I have mine in my walk-closet and don’t leave the light on for long. I speak from experience!


    • Thanks for this comment. While looking over the instructions I wondered the same thing. Maybe try using a low-heat emitting lightbulb?


    • Are you using low / medium temp glue or hot glue? Most craft glue guns are low/medium temp which would easily be melted by the heat of a lightbulb.


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